#CUSHINGGIFWEDNESDAY! LOTS OF COMMENTS and messages posted to me here and at our PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL these past few weeks on PETER CUSHING in THE GHOUL. EVEN interest in the music that Cushing's character DR LAWRENCE plays to Veronica Carlson's Daphne! Cushing did quite a convincing job, of faking playing, and there have been quite a few times where he has had to do the 'FIDDLE' visually, but I don't ever recall him doing so with a piano, which almost the most common musical fake up on screen ! HOW MANY can YOU THINK OF?
PETER CUSHING as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the BBC version of 'THE BLUE CARBUNCLE'
ABOVE THE ENTIRE CUSHING 'THE BLUE CARBUNCLE ' EPISODE
from the BBC series in 1968
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IT'S A GREAT PITY that both PETER CUSHING and DAVID WARNER only got to share such a short time together in a film, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. You can see in that scene, how they both had a chemistry, that complemented each other. IF they could have shared another film together, WHICH TITLE one would you choose?? Here nearing the end of WARNER'S story in one of Amicus portmanteau movies, his poor character Edward Charlton in THE GATE CRASHER loses his will to find the 'figure' in the mirror, but sadly knows nothing of his own fate....
CUSHING and WARNER in their very entertaining scene
together in FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
FIND OUT MORE about the Amicus film FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE and other films that PETER CUSHING made with the company through out his career, at THIS excellent EIGHT PART serial on THE AMICUS FILMS OF PETER CUSHING. PART SIX covers FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE and several others from the period of time, including MADHOUSE with VINCENT PRICE! AS usual it's just a click away, RIGHT HERE!
HERE IS SOMETHING EXTRA CONNECTED TO 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' . . MANY THANKS TO ROBIN MCDONALD who provided us with two great items for our #TOOCOOLTUESDAY posts a little while ago, you may have missed.... This artwork was produced as a in joke among the crew of Amicus films 'From Beyond The Grave' with Peter Cushing..the artwork was pinned to the clapper-board during some of the shooting! Robin McDonald, was a clapper operator on many of Peter's films.
AGAIN, MANY THANKS to Robin McDonald . . who sent us his much treasured cards from Peter Cushing, to share with you. Peter DID so very much love his cuppa tea!!!
BARBARA MURRAY who sadly only died quite recently in September 2014, was an actress who SHOULD have appeared in MORE work of the THRILLER AND SUSPENSE kind with AMICUS or Hammer films. Sadly, she never did. MURRAY was very famous for her TV work and few films. She looks like the kind of actress that BOTH film companies would have employed, but apart from a role as Enid Jason in segment 4 "Wish You Were Here" in AMICUS 'TALES FROM THE CRYPT' it all passed her by.
RICHARD GREEN who plays her VICTIM Husband, Ralph Jason, . . . a role that PETER CUSHING was originally going to play in the film, NOT ARTHUR GRIMSDYKE, for which he just about stole the whole film and won much respect and an award for... and the late Roy Dotrice, who sadly left us last year, as her lover. It's a bit of a GORY-STORY, this one for Amicus, considering producer's MILTON SUBOTSKY dislike of any inclusion of BLOOD or sex in his scripts and finished films. BUT Barbara does good and Richard Greene, who also worked with PETER CUSHING in Hammer films, SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST, in his famous Robin Hood role . .dies, wonderfully!
SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST, was one the CUSHING FILMS that made the GREAT list of TOP FIVE PETER CUSHING NON HORROR MOVIES... TO FIND OUT what titles made the OTHER FOUR CLICK HERE!
#DRACULAAD1972, is slowly starting to get the respect and interest it maybe should have received on it's release SOOO MANY years ago, by Hammer films. We have relentlessly posted about it in FEATURES and GALLERIES since we first arrived on the net back in 2010. There is ONE particular scene, that we have dug around in for a LONG time. The DEATH OF BOB. For those of you, those of you not so familiar with the character played by, PHILLIP MILLER, Bob was a bit of limp boyfriend of CAROLINE MUNRO"S character LAURA BELLOWS. Bob was a kind of hip but sensible version of FRED from the epic children's cartoon series SCOOBY DOO, but unlike Fred...DIES! It's not long before he too, falls under the spell of Christopher Lee's DRACULA and those two pointy teeth, until he is found denim's creased and he lifeless in the cemetery of St Bartolph's Church, by PETER CUSHING'S, Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing. BUT HOW he got there OR died was never explained in the film. It was only when studying some CONTACT SHEETS in the PCAS archive, that we came across the solution . . . READ BELOW! What FUN!
ABOVE: COME WITH US in a GREAT BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY on the MAKING of DRACULA AD 1972, in this upload from our PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
AND TO WRAP WITH FOR THIS WEEK: HERE is a GREAT PCAS CAROLINE MUNRO Dracula AD 1972 and EARTH'S CORE GALLERY! RIGHT HERE CLICK!